South America Cruisetours

Enjoy the ultimate South American vacation with a cruisetour that combines a cruise with an extended land tour. With a South American cruisetour, not only will you experience all the vibrant culture and beauty of South America’s coastal cities, you’ll also head inland for a more in-depth cultural experience. You could wander the ruins of Machu Picchu, marvel at the roaring Iguazu Falls or unravel the mysteries of Chile’s Easter Island. A South American cruisetour also gives you the opportunity to learn more about the inhabitants and culture of nations like Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru and more. For the most memorable South American vacation, nothing compares to a South American cruisetour. 

 

Things to Do on a Cruisetour to South America

 

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime on a South American cruisetour. Only in South American can you tremble in awe at the rushing Iguazu Falls and explore the intriguing ruins of Machu Picchu – and only a cruisetour allows you to do these in combination with a cruise to South America’s finest coastal cities. Featured below are a few of the best ways to spend your time when taking a South American cruisetour:

 


Iguazu falls, one of the new seven wonders of nature
  • Experience the thundering UNESCO World Heritage Site of Iguazu Falls, located along the borders of Brazil and Argentina. Various walkways and observation decks provide close-up views of the Iguazu Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the world.
     
  • Take a cable car up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain – located over 1,500 feet above the city – for the most amazing views of Rio de Janeiro. From this vantage point you’ll have 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and enjoy aerial views of the region’s top beaches, including Copacabana, Ipanema, Flamengo and more.
     
Machu Picchu Inca Lost city in mist
  • Spend a day wandering the “Lost City of the Incas,” more commonly known as Machu Picchu. This famous example of Incan architecture is located in the mountains of Peru, and it’s not uncommon for the neighboring peaks to disappear amongst the clouds.
     
  • Learn about Peru’s ancient history while exploring the streets of Cusco, Peru. Enjoy the city’s marvelous colonial architecture before making your way to various ancient structures, including the Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), the Bath of the Incas, Temple of Kenko and more.
     
Moai standing in Easter Island , Chile - South America
  • Travel to Easter Island in Chile to see the nearly 900 famous monolithic stone figures known as moai. These striking figures were likely created by the island’s earliest Polynesian inhabitants and helped the island earn its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
     
  • Explore the rural history of Buenos Aires with a tour of a ranch where you’ll learn about gauchos, the cowboys of South America. Your experience in Buenos Aires could include everything from herding and horse riding displays to a tango show, and you’ll definitely want to try some of the local cuisine.
     

 

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South America Cruisetours: Cruise Lines

Many cruise lines offer both cruise-only and cruisetour itineraries for South America, but nothing comes close to the in-depth experience created during a cruisetour’s extended land-based adventure. South American cruisetour itineraries vary widely, and each cruise line may focus on different ports of call. Always speak with one of our expert cruise consultants to ensure the best South American cruisetour experience. 

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South America Cruisetours: Departure Ports

South American cruisetours can begin on both the eastern and western coasts of the continent, and the land tour portion could be before or after the cruise portion. This means that you’ll have several options available when choosing a departure port for your South American cruisetour, including the popular departure ports of Buenos Aires, Lima, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago (Valparaiso). You can even add a hotel stay before or after your cruise to take advantage of your chosen embarkation and/or disembarkation cities. 

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